Pre-gallery projects

Space Between Us

Space Between Us

  • November 2003

‘Space Between Us’ featured the work of twenty contemporary artists based in the Netherlands and in the north east of England. Though the starting point was the collaboration between the two countries, the exhibition also included artists from Germany, Spain, Ireland and the USA.

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Afterlife

Afterlife

  • September 2003

The artists in ‘Afterlife’ share an interest in capturing particular or significant moments in time – whether taken from their own lives, or appropriated from the lives of others, drawn from significant points in history, or reached via psychological processes of investigation.

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Translator

Translator

  • May 2003

To translate something is to pull it apart, look at the nuts and bolts of it and then rebuild it, carefully interpreting the subtlety of the original into the secondary. Whether derived from a film, novel, song, comic, magazine of philosophical writing, the artists in ‘Translator’, have all taken a text that is not their own as the starting point for their work.

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Memento

Memento

  • July 2002

‘MEMENTO’ was a project profiling the work of eight artists living and working in the north east of England. A project with no venue, each of the eight artists produced work in a multiple format and in addition contributed an image to a pack of postcards published by Vane, both of which were distributed during July 2002.

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Capital

Capital

  • March 2002

To translate something is to pull it apart, look at the nuts and bolts of it and then rebuild it, carefully interpreting the subtlety of the original into the secondary. Whether derived from a film, novel, song, comic, magazine of philosophical writing, the artists in ‘Translator’, have all taken a text that is not their own as the starting point for their work.

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Vane2000

Vane2000

  • October 2000

By the time of the last of the four Vane annual events, certain limits had to be introduced to restrict the timescale for exhibitions and limit participation to regionally based artists – such were the demands on time and resources from artists wishing to take part.

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Vane99

Vane99

  • October 1999

‘VANE99’, followed much the same pattern as ‘VANE97’ and ‘VANE98’, though with an increase in the number of exhibitions and events (over eighty) and artists taking part (almost 200). There was an increase in numbers of visitors from outside the region and ‘VANE99’ coincided with similar events in Manchester (‘MART99’) and Liverpool (‘Tracy’ – the artist-led strand of the first Liverpool Biennial).

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Vane98

Vane98

  • October 1998

‘VANE98’ consisted of almost fifty exhibitions featuring the work of over 100 artists spread over the whole of the city of Newcastle with projects also presented in Gateshead and North and South Tyneside. As well as the types of venues used for ‘VANE97’, exhibitions took place in churches, cafés and restaurants, a Metro station, a railway tunnel, hospitals, a library as well as at various outdoor locations.

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Vane97

Vane97

  • July 1997

The first ever Vane project, ‘VANE97’, was initiated by a group of artists based in the north east of England with the intention of holding four annual visual arts events, culminating in the year 2000. It consisted of almost fifty artists in thirteen exhibitions and events, including exhibitions in the Waygood Gallery, Newcastle Arts Centre, The Buddle Arts Centre (Wallsend), in vacant buildings and shop windows and an event at Byker City Farm as well as three open studios.

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